Contesting his first race in almost seven months, the dark brindle soon took up the running and pulled away to beat Hannekes Man by just over three lengths in 28.73 (-20) for the 500m course.
Trainer Charlie Lister OBE said: “I was very pleased with the run after all that time off, particularly because I don’t think the outside was running quite as quick as the rails. I will probably give him another run at Sheffield before he goes to Scotland for a trial. I haven’t decided who else will be going but there will probably be another two or three.”
There were no issues with Dorotas Vic, beaten at a short price on the same card, or Newinn Shadow, also turned over at short odds at Nottingham on Monday.
Charlie added: “Vic was taken out at the second bend and couldn’t get going again. He has come off fine. Shadow was very unlucky, he was almost clear when he took a bump but he is okay too.”
The meeting also featured a winning return for former local star Droopys Live who overcame trouble to win in 29.23 over 500m for Angela Harrison.
There were also two heats a decent quality 480m puppy competition. Quickest of the pair was Elaine Parker’s Slaneyside Ryder (Razldazl George-Campo Viejo, Apr 16) with a 27.97 (-20) win. The other heat went to Sean Davy’s Lightfoot Kante (Candlelight King-Puma Girl, Apr 16) in 28.06 (-20).